Both Hailey and I were tired of sweets after Christmas but it only took a day or two to get over so we made cookies. These cookies are different than the usual cookie and the orange frosting is a good midwinter choice, though they don't taste like carrot cake.
Orange Carrot Cookies
1 c. shortening 1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. sugar 2 c. sifted flour
1 c. cooked, mashed carrots
1 egg 2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add carrots, egg and vanilla. Mix well. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to carrot mixture. Mix well. Drop by large teaspoonfuls on greased baking sheet. Bake in 350 degree oven about 20 minutes. While warm frost with Golden Glow frosting.
Golden Glow Frosting
Combine the juice of 1/2 orange, grated rind of 1 orange, 1 T. butter or margarine and 1 c. sifted confectioner's sugar.
These cookies don't taste like much without the frosting but I think they are delicious with the frosting.